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Nir is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice with 25 years of experience in representing clients in courts, semi-judicial tribunals, arbitrations, and alternate dispute resolution proceedings.

Among Nir's representations:

      • Multi-million-dollar toxic tort claims filed by over 100 soldiers claiming adverse health effects as a result of their exposure to toxic chemicals in the Kishon River during their military service. Further toxic tort claims were filed by over 50 fishermen who were exposed to these chemicals during their work on the Kishon River. All claims were rejected by the Haifa District Court. An appeal to the Supreme Court was also rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar toxic tort claim filed by over 90 residents living near the Ramat Hovav industrial area claiming adverse health effects as a result of their exposure to toxic chemicals emitted from Ramat Hovav industrial area. All claims were rejected by the Beer Sheva District Court. An appeal to the Supreme Court was also rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar arbitration involving a claim for 50% of the value of Israel’s largest oil company. A precedential Supreme Court Decision on arbitration law was given relating one of the arbitrator’s interim decisions.
      • Multi-million-dollar dispute between a prominent Israeli Bank, several foreign banks and other parties, relating to seven steel shipments to Israel that were released from port without the original bill of loading, which was held in trust by the Israeli Bank.
      • Multi-million-dollar toxic tort claim filed by 7 workers (and heirs of deceased workers) from Israel's largest port claiming adverse health effects as a result of their exposure to radiation emitted from several minerals transported through the port.
      • Multi-million-dollar tort claim filed by two hemophiliac patients who claimed they were infected by HIV and Hepatitis B as a result of contaminated blood factors produced by defendants. Both claims were rejected. An appeal to the Supreme Court was rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar class action against an Israeli mortgage bank relating to the insurance payments made after the borrower’s death. The class action was rejected by the Tel-Aviv District Court. An appeal to the Supreme Court was also rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar class action against Israeli insurance companies relating to the question of whether VAT should be added to insurance benefits under certain circumstances. The class action was rejected by the District Court and an appeal to the Supreme Court was also rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar class action against an Israeli insurance company. The class action was rejected by the Tel-Aviv District Court, and an appeal to the Supreme Court was also rejected.
      • Multi-million-dollar class actions relating to spillage of sewage waste into the Ayalon River, and thus into the Mediterranean Sea.
      • Prior to joining the firm, Nir practiced for many years at another of Israel’s distinguished law firms. Between 1995-1997, Nir served as a teaching assistant for Contracts at the Law School of the College of Management for Prof. D. Friedman and Prof. O. Grosskopf.

Prior to his legal career, Nir served as a helicopter pilot in the IAF and holds the rank of Major (Res.).

Education

1994
Tel Aviv University LLB (magna cum laude)

Admission

1995 Israel

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